Jonathan and Zach, the two guys who created the Save Blue Like Jazz campaign are coming on part time to keep communication up regarding what happens on set and in post production. And they are doing it for the cost of renting the [...]
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Last month I picked up Max Lucado’s new book Outlive Your Life and read most of it on the same day. It’s by far the best book I’ve read this year. I liked it so much I gave out 500 copies at the conference we held here in Portland. And I’ve already heard glowing reviews from people who read it on [...]
So it’s our last week to raise money for Blue Like Jazz. I wanted to answer some questions about why we are still raising money for the film. If you haven’t given to the project, please help us out. And if you’ve already given, thank you thank you thank you…! You can donate here. And here’s a quick update:
Blue Like Jazz Update
I sent out an e-mail blast or two asking for friends to say thanks to you guys, and have been blown away. I don’t get tired of watching them. Two of my favorite musicians, Matthew Perryman Jones and Katie Herzig, along with my old friend, pastor Joshua Harris (absolutely wonderful human being) sent in their quick thanks. And we’ve still got a few more to come….Thanks again everybody!
These are some notes taken from a book I’m working on called The Way of a Disciple:
If there’s anything obvious about humanity, it’s that people are obsessed with projecting an identity. And it’s true in church, only more annoying. I do it and you do it. To claim we don’t is to claim the fall of man hasn’t affected us.
We’ve a few more Thank you’s from world-renowned bloggers Anne Jackson and Michael Hyatt along with our friend Jena Nardella over at BloodWater Mission. We still have $37k to raise before we make history! Join the party here.
Anne Jackson, Michael Hyatt and Jenna Nardella thank you for saving Blue Like Jazz
Anne Jackson, Michael Hyatt and Jena [...]
Susan Isaacs, author of the critically acclaimed Angry Conversations with God sends her congrats on Blue Like Jazz getting funded. Thanks again for making this happen, guys. We will be updating this blog throughout the day with kind well-wishes from friends of the film. We are very grateful.
To help the movie make history, donate here.
All day tomorrow we will be posting “congrats and thank you” videos from many of our friends who are thankful, like we are, that you are making Blue Like Jazz a historical movie. Steve sent me thirty donors phone numbers today and I loved making the calls. I am sure I’ll make thirty more tomorrow. And at that pace, we should be done thanking everybody within a month or so! Anyway, here’s the video Steve sent in to say thanks!
Marshall Allman will be playing the part of Don Miller in the movie Blue Like Jazz. Marshall got his break in the movie Hostage with Bruce Willis, then had a recurring role on Prison Break before appearing in a few episodes of Mad Men. Now he has a recurring role on HBO’s True Blood. Marshall read the script a couple years ago and called Steve Taylor to tell him to stop looking for his lead character. Steve rolled his eyes [...]
Yesterday morning I caught the news story that the miners trapped in a Chilean mine will likely be rescued this week. It has been two months since the accident that trapped the miners more than a mile beneath the earth. They’ve been living in tight, extremely uncomfortable quarters ever since, while multiple attempts to rescue them have been underway. Families of the trapped men have set up camps around the rescue effort, cooking food that is sent down in [...]